How quickly does hornbeam hedge grow?

How quickly does hornbeam hedge grow?

How quickly does hornbeam hedge grow?

around 20-40cm per year
Hornbeam is highly resilient, and can tolerate poorer growing conditions such as shade, high winds and clay or wet soils. It grows around 20-40cm per year and is easily maintained at between 1-5m.

Is hornbeam good for hedging?

Hornbeam is not just decent hedge material, but also a tree and a good one. The standard Carpinus betulus is fantastic as a hedge and interesting as a woodland and park tree, but it would be eccentric to plant one in the average small garden.

Which grows faster beech or hornbeam?

Hornbeam has crinkled leaves that some people consider less beautiful than beech. In a site with some shade, or in a cold, exposed area, or in a frost pocket, Hornbeam will be the faster growing of the two.

What is the best hedge to plant in Ireland?

10 Plants for an Irish Hedge

  1. Berberis – Barberry. There are more reasons to dislike the Berberis than to love it.
  2. Forsythia.
  3. Cypress – Lawson & Leyland.
  4. Laurel – Prunus and Laurus.
  5. Bamboo – Fargesia and Phyllostachys.
  6. Griselinia.
  7. Ligustrum – Privot.
  8. Fagus – Beech.

How far from the fence should I plant a hedge?

How far from a wall or fence can I plant them? For Mixed/Traditional hedging 45cm – 60cm (18-24 inches) is adequate. If your planning to grow a tall hedge then slightly more space will be required.

Is hornbeam hedge poisonous to dogs?

Carpinus betulus has no toxic effects reported.

How far apart should hornbeam be planted for a hedge?

What Spacing Should a Hornbeam Hedge be planted at? 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart, in a single row is fine for most hedges. You can plant a staggered double row at 20-25 cms apart if you want it to be stockproof.

Can you lay hornbeam?

Hedge laying (or steeping) is carried out when the sap is not rising – generally between November and March. Beech and Hornbeam are both very well suited.

What is difference between hornbeam and beech?

Beech leaves are glossier and thinner – Hornbeam are a more matt green, with deep veins and a slightly serrated edge. Beech winter leaves are a bright copper colour – Hornbeam are a darker, grey-brown. Beech doesn’t like to be in damp soil – Hornbeam is happy in a moist but not waterlogged site.

What is the quickest growing hedge?

Leylandii – Green
Leylandii – Green Leylandii is a fast-growing hedge plant that has the quickest growth rate of approximately 75-90cm per year. Leylandii, also known as Cupressocyparis, is a stunning hedge plant that will add elegance to your garden.

What time of year is best to plant a hedge?

When to plant a hedge

  • Evergreen and semi-evergreen hedges: Early autumn is ideal for hedging plants such as box, privet (semi-evergreen) and yew. However, they can be planted at any time from late autumn until late winter.
  • Deciduous hedges: Plant beech, hawthorn and hornbeam any time from leaf fall.

Can I plant a hedge next to my Neighbours fence?

You do not usually need to obtain permission to plant a hedge in your garden if it is solely within your property’s boundary. However, you do need to obtain permission from your next door neighbour if you’re considering planting a hedge to separate the adjoining properties right on the boundary line.

Where can I buy hornbeam plants in Ireland?

Hornbeam makes a hedge comparable to beech but they are more tolerant of damp or heavy soil. See our selection of bare root hedging plants, including Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) Hornbeam hedge in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham (IMMA), Dublin.

When to use hornbeam hedge for hedging?

Hornbeam hedging is very similar in appearance to the green beech hedge. It is often used as a replacement for green beech hedging as it can tolerate very damp conditions. The bright green leaves darken during the summer, dead leaves remain through to January if kept well trimmed.

Which is the best hedging plant in Ireland?

We planted beech hedging as a boundary for our home and even after re-planting it still did not grow. After getting in touch with, Adrian advised me to plant Hornbeam instead, which was two years ago and is still thriving today. Appreciate all your help.

When to plant hornbeam hedge in West Cork?

Hornbeam maze, Seaforde, Co Down, taken in early April as leaves start to emerge. Planting a bare-root hornbeam hedge, Innisbeg, Baltimore, West Cork. Note the bark mulch as well as the spacing approximately 30 cms apart.